APLC 3.docx - Bernard Jean Period:4 January 3,2017 APLC Assertion Journal Quote#3 You cannot hate other people without hating yourself Oprah Winfrey

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Bernard Jean Period:4 January 3,2017 APLC Assertion Journal: Quote #3 You cannot hate other people without hating yourself. - Oprah Winfrey Television personality, Oprah Winfrey, purpose for this statement is to explain that what we see in others is what we see in ourselves. When first reading this statement it seemed very odd to me. Like most people, my first response was, “Surely, I do not act like a lot of people who annoy me and push my buttons.” Interestingly, I find that this statement typically creates the same response from most others. We come to understand ourselves best through our relationships with other people. We can only be triggered by something we have experienced ourselves. The traits we tend to dislike in others are usually the traits we do not like about ourselves. We then tend to judge and criticize these characteristics. This calls to mind the analogy of pointing a blaming finger at someone. One finger is pointing at another person, and three are pointing back to ourselves.
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